The Sacrificial Ritual in Homer

Authors

  • Bartłomiej Bednarek Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.01

Keywords:

Greek sacrifice, ritual slaughter, Homer

Abstract

Sacrificial Ritual in Homer

The paper discusses the model of interpretation of the Greek sacrificial ritual and proposes some changes and adjustment in the currently accepted paradigm. The main suggestion presented here is that the ritual slaughter of animals, as described in the Homeric poems, can be treated by protagonists as the practice of great practical impact (it provides the heroes with food) rather than that of a symbolic value.

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2013-11-16

How to Cite

Bednarek, B. “The Sacrificial Ritual in Homer”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 16, Nov. 2013, pp. 5-17, doi:10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.01.

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